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Can someone pause the counting for a second please? @ Paraflows 7, Vienna

Keynote @ Paraflows 7, Vienna, 2012 The social media world is a competitive world. Friends’ scores, likes’ ratings and comments’ counts are some of the most common features in a social network profile. Numbers matter. Not only because they offer a certain sense of self affirmation to the user but also because they define what […]

The Power of Counterpower

as published in  Uncertainty Reloaded, Digicult 74, Winter 2013   Abstract: Social networking sites are networks of asymmetry. An amazing wealth of knowledge, information and affects is exchanged through a small number of powerful social networking sites. With privacy policies that enable data aggregation, and plug ins that allow data access to third parties, social […]

Loophole for All

Paolo Cirio likes exploits. One could say that he is a real virtuoso of today’s networks as he is constantly studying them in order to expose their mechanisms, locate their vulnerabilities and subvert their modes of functioning. In his latest project, Loophole for All, Cirio focused on an obscure side of today’s networked economy, the […]

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